About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Accommodates up to 2 people; 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Single Story, Sweeping Views
Santa Fe Leasing Specialists | "Chez Valerie"
NOTE: VRBO no longer allows us to connect with guests prior to a PAID booking. BE SURE TO READ THE BOOKING AGREEMENT ATTACHED for important information so you can determine if this is the best match for you. Please make sure we have a phone # and we will connect directly once you are booked!
Enjoy the exclusive village of Tesuque and the quiet dark skies and peaceful country with National Forest out the front door! Old fashioned hospitality awaits our guests. We are personally involved in every booking and enjoy offering an owner's care to our guests experience.
ABOUT OUR HOME:
FEELING: Our guests describe the feeling of the property as a Sanctuary. Both inside and out. The pitched hand hewn viga ceiling, portal windows and panoramic views all work together to offer a spiritual experience for our guests.
Serenity, solitude and ample space await in this well appointed 1 bedroom/ 1 full bath home with breathtaking views of Tesuque and the Sangre de Cristos.
ARCHITECTURE: Panoramic Views of the Sangre de Cristo's demand Indoor / Outdoor living in this Single Story Pitched Roof Northern New Mexico style architecture. Featuring 20 foot cathedral ceiling, 2 Kiva fireplace(1 uses candles only), open floorplan, a large portal with ample seating,( including a napping daybed or hammock) allow guests to enjoy stunning sun rises and sunsets any time of year.
SETTING: This home is located in a very private setting at the end of a gated road with immediate access to the Santa Fe National Forest. The property backs up to Val Kilmers' former ranch which is an animal sanctuary now housing a vast array of livestock and animals in a Luxury setting! The very best of all worlds with easy access to Santa Fe, skiing, Opera, hiking, biking and many nearby amenities including The Tesuque Market, Four Seasons Resort, Bishops Lodge Resort, Shidoni Foundry and Glenn Green Gallery.
AMENITIES: Guests enjoy a well appointed kitchen, open floorplan, radiant heat, flagstone patio's, deck and gardens all around! Comfortable furniture includes 9ft down sectional sofa, relax the back automated recliner, Z Gallery leather recliner, dual control tempurpedic beds, 60" flat screen tv, indoor/outdoor surround sound and ample sitting areas on the portal, patios and grounds.
The home hosts many of the owner/artist paintings (hassongallerydotcom) and gives an expansive sense of the artistic community that is Santa Fe.
ACCESS: Sited on a 1 Acre parcel with plenty of parking. An AWD vehicle is recommended in weather. Home is about 1/4 mile up a dirt road which is typically very manageable and easily walked if there is unexpected weather.
This is a very special place that provides relaxation, memories and peaceful enjoyment to all who visit and our guests return regularly.
NOTE: Private owner suite and art studio are on site and owners provide hospitality services ranging from 'b and b' style to 'leave me alone' to somewhere in between according to guest requests. If owners are traveling - an assistant is available to help guests if needed.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
Santa Fe Leasing Specialists | Chez Valerie Valerie owns Santa Fe Leasing Specialists Randy is a professional artist and Valerie is a retired innkeeper/realtor. We enjoy hosting guests and sharing Santa Fe! We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Why Valerie chose Tesuque
Tesuque offered us the privacy and convenience we wanted. The absolutely beautiful country drive to and from the home on Bishops Lodge Road. We love the village feel, the Tesuque Village Market, the private drive and a not too long, old fashioned dirt road! Living at the end of the road with complete serenity and panoramic views creates a peaceful environment. Tesuque is an historic place that has special meaning to generations of Native Americans, Hispanic and Anglo populations who all work together to preserve her rural setting.
What makes this House unique
Be sure to see the VIDEO! We love the Northern New Mexico architecture and the large portal that overlooks the pinon and juniper forest right out our door. Everywhere you look are quaint spots to sit and enjoy the outdoor spaces. Flagstone patios, settees, lounge chairs, the hammock and daybed all tell you that our priority is RELAXATION, comfort and fresh air! When you walk in the sweeping hand hewn viga ceilings will astound you. The well appointed kitchen and comfortable furnishing will draw you in. The gorgeous light enhances sunrises and sunsets and you will want your camera ready! We love to share our home and hospitality with respectful, clean and courteous people who will be grateful to be here and enjoy Santa Fe at her finest. We find that a certain kind of soul is intrigued by 'the city different' and we look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing our town with them. If you are like may never leave!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Convenient to Santa Fe but it felt like miles away from city life. We especially enjoyed the front porch to enjoy the views, open space, and the quiet. Look forward to making this our favorite place to stay in the Sante Fe area. Our host was very gracious.
Valerie was a delightful host! Perfect balance between present and invisible. The house has views that my husband and I are still talking about. Convenient to Santa Fe and down the hill from two great restaurants in Tesuque. Would definitely recommend to a fried.
Thank you for your kind words. We try to find the balance you mention and appreciate that you noticed! We always feel blessed to get to meet so many interesting people who select our home for their vacation and consider it an honor to host such lovely people. Thank you for choosing our home and we pray the memories linger. Be Blessed.
Serenity at its finest and incredible hosts!
My husband and I just returned from a fantastic visit at this charming and peaceful home. Our stay couldn't have been more perfect. On arrival, we were greeted warmly by Valerie, who gave us a thorough overview of everything we needed to know about this beautiful home. The location is perfect for those wanting to get away from it all. It was completely quiet in the evening and perfect for stargazing. The beauty of Chez Valerie is that it is so close to Santa Fe and at the bottom of the drive is the lovely town of Tesuque where there are two fabulous restaurants.
The interior of the house is gorgeous with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and beautiful artwork created by Valerie's husband, Randy. When you think it couldn't get better, you just step outside to relax in the hammock and you really don't want to ever leave. Beautiful gardens, charming and informative hosts and lovely Lolly, the family dog.
We had originally thought about staying in Santa Fe, but so glad that we chose this property instead. It was only a ten minute drive to downtown Santa Fe, close to some of the best hiking we have ever experienced and the perfect getaway for relaxing. We will definitely be returning!
Thank you for the kind words! We loved having you and just feel so fortunate you found us in the sea of VRBO offerings! We believe that each and every guest is literally "sent" to us at the right time to enjoy the blessing of our home and we are so thankful you enjoyed it for your special get away! Wishing you health and blessings in the coming year. Lolly LOVED you both!
Beautiful home, spectacular view and a star filled night sky
The home is beautiful, comfortable and well kept. A truly relaxing and enjoyable place to spend a week. From the bedroom to the kitchen, all aspects exceeded expectations. The hosts, although nearby, were very friendly and helpful yet un-intrusive. The "helpful" part became very important as we encountered a personal emergency. The hosts' kindness and assistance were much appreciated!
This is a very good choice!
We have stayed in many VRBO properties, the main reason being we have found them to consistently meet our expectations. This Santa Fe property certainly ranks among the very best. The home is very large, modern and comfortable but still maintains a south western charm. The hosts are welcoming but not obtrusive. A bottle of local wine and some fruit and cheese are nice touches on your arrival and none of all the little necessities you would hope to find throughout the house have been overlooked. The access is a little tricky but if you, like us prefer to stay near to, but not in the middle of it all, then this is a perfect location for you. About 15 minutes from the Santa Fe's Governor's Square but mountain hiking right out your front door is the best of all worlds as far as we were concerned. An excellent choice for our stay which we highly recommend.
We had an exceptionally pleasant stay at Chez Valerie... terrific location, private, quiet and peaceful. Beautiful accommodations, everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The home is a short drive to downtown Santa Fe and so many other area destinations. Our hosts were terrific, and of course their dog Lollie was a treasure!
So great to have you both and we wish you great success in your coming adventures!! Cheers.
Santa Fe Leasing Specialists offers the Chez Valerie. Tesuque is just 5 miles north of Santa Fe and an hour away from Taos. Los Alamos is 30 minutes away and the Tesuque Pueblo is just up the road. The Four Seasons - Rancho Encantada resort is 3 miles away and offers Terra as another place to dine close by. Gabriels is also 7 minutes up the road. Several well known galleries and sculpture gardens are here in the village. Tesuque is a launch point for mountain & road biking, hiking, eco tours and forest access. Once in Santa Fe...the dining and activity options are literally unlimited with over 300 galleries and over 400 restaurants. Enjoy museums, theater, Opera, Ballet, Concerts, 4 seasons of activities, sightseeing and ongoing events all year long! Please check santafe[dot]org for the local calendar of events!
Rates & Availability
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Santa Fe Leasing Specialists unit: "Chez Valerie" NOTE: Credit Card Fees over 3% must be paid by the GUEST. Please do NOT use AMEX or INTERNATIONAL Credit Cards Home sleeps up to 2 adult guests only. Bringing additional guests may result in forfeiture of your reservation! We are unable to accommodate pets, smoking, drugs, excessive drinking, parties etc. Owner suite & art studio are on sight, however, our guests do not usually see us unless they request assistance. This is a very quiet/serene property seeking same in our guests.